A great curved monitor with 144hz functionality and 4ms response time
I’ve been using the Rog Strix XG32VC monitor for around 3 weeks now, after throwing aside two generic 27″ monitors for this 144hz beauty.
Whilst it’s been difficult moving from one to two monitors, I don’t think I can go back purely due to the smoothness of this monitor.
Whilst many choose the XG32VQR over the XG32VC, I have to say, I can’t see why. The Asus Strix XG32VC was a silent release from Asus and boasts a 170hz (I only saw 165hz) refresh rate.
What makes the XG32VC Good?
The ROG Strix XG32VC is a VA panel with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, whilst this isn’t the sharpest resolution on the market, it is unmatched with its size and quality. The ROG Strix XG32VC is DisplayHDR 400 certified and is able to produce a static contrast of a ratio of 3000:1.
This sounds confusing, so to simplify it, it’s a pretty good monitor with a few issues but overall if you’ve got a good GPU, it’s going to look fantastic with Gsync, HDR & High/Ultra settings on your games.
The Gamut boasts 125% of the sRGB spectrum which it does a great job of advertising on the box art and on the monitors display settings. This means if you’re a video editor it probably isn’t the monitor for you, but it does call itself a gaming display for a reason.
If like myself you have been using 48Hz monitors for the last few years I can tell you that this is such a pleasant experience.
A 170Hz refresh rate 1ms MPRT response time, G-Sync support and FreeSync Premium support isn’t anything to be sniffed at, it truly does make your gaming and internet browsing experience so much smoother.
You’ll want to make sure that your GPU or Motherboard uses an HDMI connector or DisplayPort, whilst it is possible to use a converter I really wouldn’t advise it.
Should I buy it?
Yes, yes and yes. If you can afford to spend this much on a monitor, go for it. It’s a fantastic piece of kit and I’m very glad I have it now.
If you want a very smooth experience with a great response time, this monitor is really my now go-to.
If you’re into RGB and glowing like myself, there’s a great little glowing light on the back you can configure, although, it’s not very bright.
How to Overclock the XG32VC
It’s rather easy and can be overclocked to 170Mh rather than the capped 144hz.
To do this, click down on the joystick on the back of your monitor twice, select Gaming > Overclocking > Turn it on.
Then go to Max Refresh Rate and press up on the Joystick.
Your screen may flicker a few times and provide a warning, but if there are any issues it can always be changed back later.
What is ASUS GameVisual?
One of the great features is a tool built-in called “GameVisual”, it allows you to pick between varying modes for FPS games, MOBAs, Racing Games and watching movies.
Most of these settings are great, but as someone who plays a lot of MOBAs, I do have to say the MOBA setting was incredibly difficult to play with.
This essentially changes the entire color range on the monitor to highlight only specific colors they believe are correct.